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Asian air safety problems aggravated by COVID-19

Issues of pilot training and safety plague cash-strapped airlines

Officials inspect the wreckage of an Air India Express jet at Calicut International Airport in Kerala, India, on Aug. 8.   © AFP/Jiji

TOKYO -- Despite the reduced air traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic, major air accidents and fatalities are running higher than usual this year, with Asia a major part of the problem.

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